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french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project
feb 29, 2012
french street artist JR and the wrinkles of the city project


the newest edition to the wrinkles in the city campaign by JR
image by lord jim via unurth

french street artist JR has developed the campaign ‘wrinkles of the city’ pasted in los angeles, california, USA. JR first photographs
older individuals from the city taken at range of 28 millimeters, creating gigantic prints of these images which are then wheat-pasted
on to building exteriors in los angeles county.

beginning early in 2012, the artist has introduced to the city several large-scale public installations picturing individuals from the area,
celebrating their aged faces and stories. JR plans to show 20 separate pieces through out the sprawling metropolis. the intentionally apolitical
street artist leaves space for public interpretation– he presents a community within the massive, modern city and enables an encounter between
the subject and observer, grounding the passerby in the humanity and history of this stereotypically unforgiving city.


image by lord jim

one of the newest installations for ‘wrinkles of the city’ located on beverly blvd in los angeles.



image by lord jim



new installation for wrinkles in the city campaign
image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion

the first mural picturing more than one person was adhered to the roof of a downtown building in the start of 2012.


image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion


image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion


image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion


image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion


image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion


image via unurth


image via unurth


a piece from shanghai’s brief display of ‘wrinkles of the city’
image via unurth

in 2008 cartajenas, spain 
the first pieces of ‘wrinkles of the city’ were revealed. the campaign moved from this region
to shanghai in 2010, but was met by opposition from public officials. the campaign, in its entirety, gives a voice to the older residents
of cartajenas, shanghai and los angeles as they speak to the history of the metropolitan regions and rich story of their own lives.


additional shanghai piece
image via unurth


image by © carlos gonzalez for arrested motion



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